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Burry Family History

Burry Surname Meaning

English (southern): nickname from Middle English burry ‘rough shaggy’. English: alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) borough enclosure’ Middle English bur(g)h + hei(e) hai(e) (Old English burg ‘borough’+ (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’). Swiss German: variant of Burri and in North America (also) an altered form of this or of the variant Buri . The surname Burry is very rare in Switzerland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berry, Burr, Bury, Barry, Curry, Furry, Burgy, Perry, Buley, Busey

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Where is the Burry family from?

You can see how Burry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burry families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 37 Burry families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Burry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Burry families in 1911.
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What did your Burry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Burry. 40% of Burry men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Burry women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burry were Salesman and Officer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Officer
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Burry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burry census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Burry. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Burry. For the veterans among your Burry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Burry lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Burry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Burry in 1951 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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